RG/RG01. Board of Trustees
This Record Group contains materials pertaining to the Board of Trustees management of Davidson College. Some examples of the records are official correspondence, Treasurer's and financial records, Executive and Board Committee materials, publications and inaugural addresses and subject files. These records are currently restricted for 75 years from the date of creation; records created before and including 1944 are open for review.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents These records contain information on the charter and constitution, including revisions and correspondence. There are also reports from the college physician detailing the health of the student body, records of land leases, the Ansley Park Golf Club, Shearer Hall, the Danville House, scholarship lists, a student response to President Spencer's Advisory Committee Reports and publications. The Golf Club stock certificates are at Mapstand C9.
Dates: 1867 - 2008
Scope and Contents These letters cover a wide range of topics. One folder contains general correspondence written between 1890-1900. The other folders include letters concerning the hiring of Paul Barringer as teh college physician, Scholarships, Presbytery Reports, and the Ott Lectureship. Of particular interest is the folder marked William Bingham, which details an incident in which a professor was forced to resign after striking a student.
Dates: 1851 - 1958
Scope and Contents Minutes of general board meetings record actions taken during meeting and reports from college president, treasurer, faculty and board committees. Executive Committee minutes have been maintained separately and interfiled or bound together with regular minutes. Having an Executive Committee was first proposed in August 1854 and established in 1856.
Scope and Contents The best source of a general overview of the 1996 Presidential Search is the file: Timetable, 1995-97. This file contains information on the overall process of the search and how it was performed. For information on searches prior to the 1996 search, please see the files located in Box 2 entitled Search History - 1983" or "Search History - 1968." A great wealth of information that is summed up in a neat report on previous searches is located in the file: "Nancy Covington Search Memorandum." ...
Scope and Contents This file consists of correspondence to and from the President (now the Chairman) of the Board of Trustees. The 19th century letters address topics such as presidential searches ( a letter of refusal from Aaron Whitney Leland, professor at Columbia Theological Seminary), Dr. Shearer's resignation, the evils of secret fraternities and the possibility of expanding the curriculum. The letters from 1963 concern the professorial oath (of Christianity) which was to be reaffirmed by members of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1840 - 1963
Scope and Contents This is correspondence sent and received by Reverend J. Rumple, Secretary of the Board of Trustees between 1878-1905. It relates to such matters as college scholarships,real estate sales, and contributions to the college.
Dates: 1868 - 1902